The Great Betrayal of American Democracy

The Biden Administration is aiding and abetting an invasion of the United States.

Let’s review the facts. As a candidate, Biden precipitated the crisis with several campaign promises: 

  • Amnesty and citizenship 
  • Halting construction of the southern border wall 
  • Suspending deportations
  • Abandoning successful asylum fraud prevention efforts like the “Remain in Mexico” policy and “safe third country” agreements with Central American nations. 

Upon taking office, Biden swiftly implemented these promises, escalating the crisis. He reinstituted the Obama-era policy of releasing migrants apprehended at the border into the interior of the country, pending hearings they often skip. His Department of Homeland Security secretly transported migrants across the country in the dead of night to avoid public scrutiny. Confronted with a court order to reinstate the “Remain in Mexico” policy, Biden passively refused to comply

In March, monthly border encounters hit a new record of 221,303, beating the previous record (also set by Biden) of 213,953 in July. Biden has funneled 1 million illegal aliens into the United States in just over a year. 

Last month, Biden announced his plan to end Title 42, a public health authority under which 1.8 million migrants have been turned away at the border. By the administration’s own estimates, this could swell border incursions to 18,000 per day. Ending Title 42 eliminates the last vestige of American control over the southern border. With 19 months remaining before the 2024 election, Biden could add another 10 million illegal aliens to the United States. The number could be lower—the planet might run out of economic migrants posing as asylum seekers—or it could be much higher. In any event, American law would no longer govern entry into the United States. 

The Politics of Dismantling U.S. Sovereignty 

Biden has determined that displacing Americans with foreigners is in the long-term interest of his party. No other explanation makes sense. 

Consider the invasion’s short-term politics. Americans disapprove of Biden’s handling of immigration by 57-35 percent. By 51-34 percent, most Americans believe that Biden is “purposefully encouraging illegal immigration.” Facing a midterm rout, vulnerable Democrats are rebelling, but Biden seems intent on punishing his party and the voters it claims to represent: low-wage earners, blacks, and Latinos.

A humanitarian crisis did not necessitate Biden’s invasion, but it has caused several, including:

  • A migrant rape crisis. Human traffickers reportedly rape 60-80 percent of migrant women and girls. This is the true face of open borders: Central American parents giving their pre-teen daughters birth control, expecting the worst.
  • Making Cartels Great Again. Biden’s invasion enriches Mexican drug cartels, fueling violence and corruption in Mexico.
  • China’s new Opium War against the American people. Mexican cartels funnel Chinese fentanyl through border security gaps they create by tying down U.S. Border Patrol with migrants. Fentanyl is the leading cause of death for Americans ages 18 to 45. 
  • American families under siege. Cartels (and migrants) destroy property, threaten families, and burn homes to the ground. 

These are some of the invasion’s costs. What are its benefits? 

Following the publication of The Emerging Democratic Majority in 2002 by John Judis and Ruy Teixeira, conventional wisdom has held that rising diversity (driven by immigration) ensures the long-term dominance of the Democratic Party. Obama-era Democrats came to believe their coalition of “ascendant” voters freed them from any need for Clintonian centrism aimed at retaining support from the party’s traditional, white working-class base (“bitter clingers”). 

This narrative suffered a blow in 2016 when exit polls revealed deep losses with working-class whites and substantial losses among racial minorities. Subsequent polling and elections confirmed impressive GOP gains with black and Latino voters. The Democratic coalition is fracturing, and a multiethnic, working-class Republican coalition is rising to take its place.

Yet it remains the case that Democrats perform better with poor people, immigrants, and racial minorities. Democrats are hemorrhaging Latino support but only now, after generations of assimilation—and, to be sure, woke excesses and pro-crime policies. The Democrats’ simple solution to their voter problem is to flood the country with millions of poor immigrants and bet on future amnesty and citizenship to replenish their ranks. 

The Great Betrayal of American Democracy 

Whatever the invasion’s political expediency, it breaks faith with the American people. Article IV of the Constitution requires the federal government to defend the states from invasion. Article II requires the president to faithfully execute the laws. Our system of government is predicated on a social contract between the American people and their representatives. Those representatives are morally obliged to put the interests of Americans first. They are permitted to reject “America First” as a slogan, but not in practice. 

By violating the Constitution and prioritizing foreigners over Americans, Biden has broken the social contract and betrayed the American people. 

This great betrayal also betrays American democracy. Consider, as an analogy, the problem of gerrymandering: drawing congressional districts for partisan advantage. In a democracy, voters should choose their representatives, not the reverse. 

Biden’s invasion is an attempt to gerrymander the nation itself. He is redrawing the boundaries of American nationality (its people) for partisan gain. Under Biden, the American government has decided to represent someone else, giving the lie to so much preening rhetoric of defending democracy. Democracy without popular sovereignty is a farce. 

Will it work?

It is not obvious that Biden’s invasion will help Democrats, even in the long run. 

Biden’s polling numbers are so catastrophic that strategists on the Right see their side’s total victory just over the horizon. To be fair, such claims have a terrible track record. Just as Judis and Teixeira were predicting a perma-blue future, Grover Norquist predicted the opposite, speculating that the Democratic Party might soon be reduced to pacifism, “tree-hugging,” and “weird sex.” Neither side was correct. Moreover, with 1-in-5 Gen-Z Americans identifying as LGBTQ, Norquist clearly underestimated the popularity of weird sex!

Still, one can hope and pray that there will be a heavy price to pay for the great betrayal. “One hundred seats and one hundred years” seems appropriate. The American people will have their chance to hold Biden and his party accountable in November and in the ensuing months when impeachment is on the table. For the sake of American sovereignty and self-determination, let’s hope they do. 

About Christopher Schorr

Christopher Schorr, Ph.D. is the coauthor of Black Eye for America: How Critical Race Theory Is Burning Down the House. You can find him at christopherschorr.com and on Gettr @cschorr.

Photo: Chinese illegal aliens speak to a border patrol officer before being processed after they crossed the Rio Grande into the U.S. on May 05, 2022 in Roma, Texas. Brandon Bell/Getty Images

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